System Center Monitoring Pack for Active Directory Federation Services updated to 7.0.8560.0

Microsoft updated System Center Monitoring Pack for Active Directory Federation Services by adding support for ADFS 2.1 present in Windows Server 2012. Other changes in the MP are:

  • Replace deprecated Windows PowerShell cmdlets in Windows Server 2012 – The original management pack calls get-pssnapin –registered | add-pssnapin, which is deprecated in Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012. The equivalent call import-module was added to handle the Windows Server 2012 case.
  • New Windows Internal Database (WID) connection string in Windows Server 2012 – Windows Server 2012 has a new connection string for WID. The new connection string was added to the management pack to handle the case for Windows Server 2012.
  • Product versioning in Windows Server 2012 – AD FS 2.0 in Windows Server 2008 R2 has the substring “20” in the name of its event publisher, performance counter, and log. However, AD FS 2.1 in Windows Server 2012 has the substring “20” removed from the names. The management pack was updated to handle both versions of the name.

You can download the MP here.

Remember to read the manual first.

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